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Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Mountain window

Mountain Window

Jack B. Yeats (1871 – 1957)

© Estate of Jack B Yeats. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2013

  • Artist
    Jack B. Yeats
  • Title
    Mountain Window
  • Date
    1946
  • Dimensions
    34.5 × 22cm
  • Medium
    Oil on board
  • Collection
    Niland Collection
  • Provenance
    Presented by Ria Mooney to Sligo County and Museum in 1970.
Description

This tiny painting belonged to Ria Mooney, an actress and the first woman producer at the Abbey Theatre. She worked on two of Jack Yeats’s plays there in the 1940s. Mooney presented this work and another Yeats painting, He Wins, to Sligo.

Mooney may have been drawn to this work because of its use of theatrical conceit. It is an ambiguous view of a Ben Bulben seen through a cottage window, apparently based on a memory of a scene from the house of a great-aunt of Yeats, who lived above the Rosses in Co.Sligo. The lady was known as Aunt Mickey and her home had a commanding view of Ben Bulben. The cosy image of an Irish country garden with climbing foliage and luscious window boxes contrasts with the austere form of the mountain viewed in the distance. The result is a sensuous and complex image of the famous Sligo mountain and the surrounding countryside.

Written by Roisin Kennedy

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  1. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - Portrait
  2. Constance Gore-Booth (1868 - 1927) - Untitled (Holloway Jail)
  3. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957) - An Island Man
  4. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Portrait Figure of an Irish Gentleman
  5. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935) - Portrait of Kitsy Franklin
  6. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - William and Mary
  7. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-Singing “The beautiful Picture“
  8. Estella Solomons - Portrait of Jack B. Yeats
  9. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Self Portrait
  10. Louis le Brocquy - Study towards an Image of W.B. Yeats
  11. Norah McGuinness (1903 - 1980) - Hanrahan’s Vision (Illustrations for The Stories of Red Hanrahan)
  12. Nick Miller - John McGahern
  13. Jack B. Yeats - Crest of the Hill
  14. Nick Miller - Portrait of Barrie Cooke
  15. Kathy Prendergast (b.1958) - Untitled
  16. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - Singing The Minstrel Boy
  17. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - The Stargazer
  18. Constance Gore-Booth (1868-1927) - Untitled
  19. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935) - Shining Shallows
  20. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Market Day
  21. Norah McGuinness - Les Bigoudenes
  22. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - Communicating with Prisoners
  23. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Fortune and her wheel
  24. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-G’Morrow Strawberry